ÅF: ÅF wins 3,5 million Euro consulting contract for a biomass power plant project in Kuopio Finland
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ÅF's Finnish subsidiary ÅF-Enprima Oy has been chosen as the engineering consult for the new biomass power plant to the city of Kuopio, Finland. This contract strengthens ÅF's position further as the leading engineering consultant for biomass power plants in North Europe.
Kuopion Energia, the municipal power company of the city has started a project to build a new 40 MW CHP power plant in Kuopio. The power plant will be fuelled with biomass and peat. The new power plant will replace the oldest unit in Haapaniemi power plant which has been built in 1972.
ÅF's consulting assignment commences immediately with pre-engineering. At this phase the final plant location and layout, fuel mixes, technology choices, implementation time table and detailed investment budget will be finalised. The CHP plant will generate 80 MW district heat and 40 MW power for the municipal utility Kuopio Energy. The plant is intended to be taken into operation in 2010.
The ÅF Group is a leader in technical consulting, with expertise founded on more than a century of experience. We offer highly qualified services and solutions for industrial processes, infrastructure projects and the development of products and IT systems. We are also one of the leading names in testing and inspection. Today the ÅF Group has approximately 3,500 employees. Our base is in Europe, but our business and our clients are found all over the world